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PLUM CITY--The ordeal of living with cancer has started to take a toll on Tim Helmueller.

Troy Cleasby, a friend of the Plum City native, said Wednesday the patient hasn't been able to go to Thomson Reuters, where they both work, roughly since the end of December, when the approach to his treatments changed.

"All of last year, he could do what he wanted," Cleasby said about his friend, who was diagnosed with aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma a year ago last month.

Cleasby hoped the recipient of a benefit he's organizing with others for Saturday, March 23, will be able to attend it. The event is from 3 p.m. to midnight at The Ridgetop, between Ellsworth and Prescott on Hwy. 10, featuring silent and live auctions, a gun raffle, a 50/50 raffle, prize drawings, a bean bag tournament, minnow races, face painting and other children's activities. "Them Pesky Kids" will provide music.

Watch for more information in the print version of the Herald.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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